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July 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Bail set at $500,000 for man accused of fatal boat collision

A Renton real estate agent accused of causing a boat collision that killed a North Seattle schoolteacher was ordered held this afternoon on $500,000 bail. A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, in jail on one count of investigation of homicide by watercraft and two counts of assault by watercraft. Deputy Prosecuting…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: fatal boat crash, homicide by watercraft, King County Prosecutor's Office

May 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM

No discipline for teacher in flap over bathroom breaks

By Susan Parrish / The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A teacher accused of denying third-graders potty breaks at Mill Plain Elementary School will not be disciplined following one of two investigations, according to a teachers-union representative. Both investigations stemmed from parent complaints after two girls wet their pants May 15. They said the teacher refused to…


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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.  


Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: animals, children, copper river salmon

April 9, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Woman pleads not guilty to sex with Tacoma student

TACOMA  (AP) — A woman accused of having sex with her students at Lincoln High School in Tacoma pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. The News Tribune reports it was a new accusation from a fourth student against Meredith Powell. The 17-year-old said she touched him inappropriately last…


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February 25, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Ex-Tacoma teacher gets 6 months for child rape

TACOMA . (AP) — A woman was sentenced to six months in confinement for raping a 12-year-old boy who was one of her students at a Tacoma middle school. Keshia Shaw was sentenced Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court and given credit for four months served in jail since pleading guilty in October to child rape. Judge…


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January 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Yakima teacher acquitted of sex crime wins $390K

YAKIMA (AP) — The East Valley School District has settled the case of a Yakima teacher who was accused of sexual misconduct with students. The district agreed earlier this month to pay $390,000 in legal fees for Michele Taylor. The gym teacher was accused in 2009 of sexual misconduct with two students, ages 15 and 16. She…


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October 25, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Officials: student assaults Nathan Hale principal

The Associated Press School officials at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle say a student returning from a three-day suspension assaulted the principal in the school cafeteria. Parents learned of the Thursday morning attack in an automated call from school administrators. The call said staff quickly intervened, called 911 and the student was arrested. The school said Principal…


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July 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Idaho teacher who had kids mark faces of slow readers to return

DECLO, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho teacher who allowed her fourth-grade students to use markers to draw on the faces of six classmates who failed to meet their reading goals will return to the Declo school for the 2013-2014 school year. Cassia County school board member Steve Lynch tells The Times-News that Summer Larsen’s…


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April 23, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Marysville school investigating timeout closet

MARYSVILLE (AP) — A Marysville teacher and an aide have been placed on paid leave while the district investigates a complaint they put a special education second-grader in a closet for a timeout. The principal of Marshall Elementary told parents a substitute has taken over the class. The parent who complained, Angi Wilson, told The…


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